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ZnS Example

Names: Zinc Sulfide or Zinc Blende.

This structure is built from tetrahedral units. The pompom inside represents a zinc ion and the clear tetrahedron represents four sulfide ions in a tetrahedral arrangement around the zinc.


Top view

Side view

1. Build a corner-shared tetrahedral layer.
2. Build another tetrahedral layer.
3. Build a third tetrahedral layer.

Top view

Side view

4. Stack two tetrahedral layers
5. Stack three tetrahedral layers

Alternate representations for this structure (all views show identical structures):

Polyhedral ZnS model assembled using the kit.

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